This course is intended to provide budding engineers with the knowledge of vibration reduction and quieting of vehicles, devices, and equipment. The course will provide guidance relevant to design, problem solving, and development of improvements. It will emphasize understanding of the relevant phenomena and concepts in order to enable the participants to address a wide range of practical problems insightfully.
The instructors will draw on their extensive experience to illustrate the subject matter with examples related to the participant’s specific areas of interest. Although the course will begin with a review and will include some demonstrations, participants ideally should have some prior acquaintance with vibration or noise fields.
The course aims to provide the fundamentals of engineering noise and vibration – basic principles and phenomena, analysis methods and control techniques to engineer quieter and less-vibrating vehicles, machines, products, operations and environment.
By the end of this course, students should be able to identify and examine real noise and vibration issues in general; specify and analyse the sources and propagation of sound and vibration, define and evaluate alternative solutions and suggest measures to solve noise and vibration problems.
How to attack vibration and noise problems
What means are available for vibration and noise control
How noise generated and radiated, and how it can be reduced
How to make vibration isolation, damping, and absorbers work